Fall means apple cider, pumpkins, the fresh smell of fallen leaves—and the return of allergy season for some people. Whether it’s ragweed, mold—or both that affect you, we at CNY Healing Arts Center wanted to share a few things below that can help prevent and alleviate some of your symptoms.
Clean up your leaves
Wet piles of fallen leaves are prime breeding grounds for leaf mold, and while leaf mold is valuable to your soil, it can send you into a frenzy of sneezing fits if you’re allergic. Clean up fallen leaves promptly, before they get wet and moldy and if at all possible have someone who is not allergic do it.
Clean your filters
Staying indoors when pollen counts are high is the most effective way to cut down on both mold and ragweed reactions—but not if you’re pumping in pollen from outside. Take the time now to clean or change your furnace filters, since ragweed pollen persists long after the temps turn cold.
Take vitamin C
Vitamin C has antihistamine activity. Taking supplements has been reported to help people with hay fever in preliminary research. Consider 3,000 – 6,000 mg of Vitamin C in divided doses, per day. Bioflavonoids such as Quercetin, might act synergistically with Vitamin C as both have antihistaminic activity. Some doctors of natural medicine advise people with hay fever to take 400 mg of Quercetin two to three times per day.
Be sure to include these anti-inflammatory foods in your diet such as avacodos, extra virgin olive oil, ginger, omega fatty acis and tumeric. Diet can greatly influence allergic responsiveness or lack of it.
Get a massage
Massage Therapy and Lymphatic Drainage Massage not only treats those parts of you which are a problem, but also affects the whole of your metabolism through normalizing your circulatory, muscular and nervous systems and their interdependent functioning.
Massage for allergies can help clear mucus from the nose and throat.
Please feel free to contact us at the CNY Healing Arts Center nearest you if you would like more information or relief from your seasonal allergies. Click here for Contact Info.